Kekko-Kamen (2003)

Genres - Action, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Martial Arts, Sexploitation, Superhero Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This film is the first of several live-action adaptations of a manga of the same name. It tells the story of a girl named Mayumi who has been accepted to a finishing school for future journalists. The school is also a haven for sadism and students are regularly punished in absurdly violent and erotic ways, with obvious campy intentions. For instance, Mayumi is being punished by way of taking a flogging while strapped to a rocking horse in nothing but her underwear when the film's heroine appears: Kekko Kamen, savior of the mistreated. Completely nude except for red boots and a red mask with long floppy ears, she roughs up the faculty so that Mayumi can pursue her dream of being an anchorwoman. The film parodies itself in its low budget and sexually explicit nature, going so far as having a character suggest that another character take some action because it will "advance the plot."



mask [disguise], nudity, punishment, sadist